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Faculty Senate Committees 2021-2022 Academic Year

Due to the amount of work that goes into governing a university campus, the senate is divided up into committees. This enables the senate members to be as productive as possible. Please note that the number in parentheses indicates in which year of service the member is currently serving.

Academic Assessment (3 year-school/dept. elected)

  1. Arts & Letters – Emily Sheehan (in 2/3)
  2. Business – Ranida Harris (in 3/3)
  3. Education – Rachel Star (in 3/3)
  4. Library – Maria Accardi (in 3/3), Chair
  5. Natural Sciences – Suranga Hettiarachchi (in 2/3)
  6. Nursing – Janice McMahan (in 1/3)
  7. Social Sciences – Quinn Dauer (for Greg Kordsmeier in 3/3)
  8. Ex-Officio – Executive Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs – Kelly Ryan
  9. Ex-Officio – Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness – Ron Severtis
  10. Student

Academic Policies (2 year-school/dept. elected)

  1. APC Programs & Academic Calendar:
    1. Arts & Letters – Michael Hutchins (in 2/2), Chair
    2. Business – Chris Cox (in 1/2)
    3. Education – Mary Bradley (for Lisa Hoffman in 2/2)
    4. Library – Melanie Hughes (in 1/2)
    5. Natural Sciences – Christopher Lang (in 2/2)
    6. Nursing – Julia Mattingly (in 2/2)
    7. Social Sciences – Jean Abshire (in 1/2)
    8. Ex-Officio – Executive Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs – Kelly Ryan
    9. Ex-Officio – Director, Academic Advising – Rebecca Turner

  2. APC Courses:
    1. Arts & Letters – Michael Abernethy (in 2/2)
    2. Business – Chris Cox (in 1/2), Chair
    3. Education – Mary Bradley (in 2/2)
    4. Library – Maria Accardi (in 1/2)
    5. Natural Sciences – Beth Rueschhoff (in 2/2)
    6. Nursing – Jen Teater (in 2/2)
    7. Social Sciences – Yu Shen (in 2/2)
    8. Ex-Officio – Director, Academic Advising – Rebecca Turner

  3. Arts & Sciences Coordinating (APC members)
    1. Arts & Letters – Michael Hutchins (in 2/2)
    2. Natural Sciences – Christopher Lang (in 2/2)
    3. Social Sciences – Jean Abshire (in 1/2)

Adjunct Faculty (1 year-Senate-elected annually, Chair to be full-time faculty)

  1. Chair – Charles Pooser (in 1/1)
  2. Arts & Letters – Ann Niren & Steve Bowman
  3. Business – TBD
  4. Education – Glenda Hott
  5. Natural Sciences – TBD
  6. Nursing – TBD
  7. Social Sciences – Linda Greenwell

Budgetary Affairs (3 year-school/dept. elected)

  1. Arts & Letters – Charles Pooser (in 2/3)
  2. Business – Patrick Lach (in 3/3), Chair (March-June 2022)
  3. Education – Rachel Star (Spring 2022 for Doyin Coker-Kolo for Lisa Hoffman in 3/3)
  4. Library – Melanie Hughes (in 2/3)
  5. Natural Sciences – Doug Darnowski (in 2/3), Chair (August 2021-March 2022)
  6. Nursing – Adam Booth (in 3/3)
  7. Social Sciences – Robert Rennie (in 1/3)
  8. Adjunct Faculty – Robin Smith
  9. Ex-Officio – Vice Chancellor, Administrative Affairs - Dana Wavle

Faculty Affairs (2 year-school/dept. elected)

  1. Arts & Letters – Jeff Perry (in 2/2)
  2. Business – David Baird (in 2/2), Chair
  3. Education – Shifa Podikunju-Hussain (in 1/2)
  4. Library – Melanie Hughes (for Kate Moore in 2/2)
  5. Natural Sciences – Enoch Mensah (in 2/2)
  6. Nursing – Jane Hollowell (in 1/2)
  7. Social Sciences – Greg Phipps (in 1/2)
  8. Adjunct Faculty – Ann Niren
  9. Ex-Officio – UFC Faculty Affairs Committee member – Thomas Horine

Faculty Board of Review (Senate-elected annually)

Members:

  1. Kathleen Arano
  2. Charles Pooser
  3. Jacque Singleton
  4. Ron Finkbine
  5. Kent Edmonds

Alternates:

  1. Sara Hare
  2. Yan He
  3. TBD
  4. TBD
  5. TBD

Faculty Conduct Committee (Senate-elected; 2-year terms)

Members:

  1. Ron Allman (in 2/2)
  2. Jacob Babb (in 2/2)
  3. Michael Hutchins (in 1/2)
  4. Jim Hollenbeck (in 1/2)
  5. Elizabeth Gritter (in 1/2)

Alternates:

  1. Chris Lang (in 1/2)
  2. Tiffany Carbonneau (in 1/2)
  3. TBD
  4. TBD
  5. TBD

Faculty Senate Executive Committee (Senate President and two Senate-elected annually)

  1. Joe Wert, Faculty Senate President
  2. Beth Rueschhoff
  3. Arun Srinivasan
  4. Kathryn Girten, Acting Chancellor
  5. Kelly Ryan, Executive Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs

Gender Studies Advisory (2 year Senate-elected)

  1. Faculty – Susan Popham (in 2/2), Chair
  2. Faculty – Veronica Medina (in 2/2)
  3. Faculty – Sara Walsh (in 2/2)
  4. Faculty – Cathy Johnson (in 1/2)
  5. Professional Staff – Leigh Ann Meyer (in 1/2)
  6. Ex-Officio – Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs – Donna Dahlgren
  7. Ex-Officio – Coordinator of Gender Studies – Leigh Viner

General Education (2 year-school/dept. elected)

  1. Arts & Letters – Leigh Viner (in 2/2), Chair
  2. Business – Linda Christiansen (in 2/2)
  3. Education – Neil Brewer (in 1/2)
  4. Library – Courtney Block (in 1/2)
  5. Natural Sciences – Phillip Miller (in 1/2)
  6. Nursing – Janice McMahan (for Lindsey Ward in 2/2)
  7. Social Sciences – Margot Morgan (in 1/2)
  8. Ex-Officio – Executive Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs – Kelly Ryan
  9. Ex-Officio – Representative from Office of Institutional Effectiveness – Sara Spalding
  10. Student

Honors Council (Members 2 years and Director is the Chair)

  1. Arts & Letters – Natalie Bowman (in 2/2)
  2. Business – Kathleen Arano (in 2/2)
  3. Education – Doyin Coker-Kolo (in 2/2)
  4. Library – Christopher Proctor (in 2/2)
  5. Natural Sciences – Heather Larson (in 2/2)
  6. Nursing – vacant
  7. Social Sciences – Margot Morgan (in 2/2)
  8. Ex-Officio – Dean for Research – Lisa Hoffman
  9. Director of Honors Program – Rebekah Dement, Chair
  10. Student

Improvement of Learning (2 year-school/dept. elected)

  1. Arts & Letters – Susanna Crum (in 2/2)
  2. Business – Elizabeth Reisz (in 2/2)
  3. Education – Sumreen Asim (in 1/2)
  4. Library – Maria Accardi (in 2/2)
  5. Natural Sciences – Kagna Sampson (in 2/2)
  6. Nursing – Christie Clare (in 1/2)
  7. Social Sciences – Aimee Adam (in 2/2), Chair
  8. Ex-Officio – Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs – Donna Dahlgren
  9. Ex-Officio – FACET Liaison – Sridhar Ramachandran
  10. Ex-Officio – Director of ILTE – Robin Morgan
  11. Student

Information Technology (2 year-school/dept. elected)

  1. Arts & Letters - Rebecca Carlton (in 1/2)
  2. Business – Chad Snow (in 1/2)
  3. Education – Bradford Griggs (in 2/2)
  4. Library – Melanie Hughes (in 1/2)
  5. Natural Sciences – Chris Kimmer (in 1/2), Chair
  6. Nursing – vacant
  7. Social Sciences – Paige Williams (in 1/2)
  8. Ex-Officio – Executive Director, Information Technology – Lee Staton

Library (3 year-school/dept. elected)

  1. Arts & Letters – Jacob Babb (in 1/3), Chair
  2. Business – Casey Watson (in 1/3)
  3. Education – Bradford Griggs (in 3/3)
  4. Natural Sciences – Cindy Light (in 1/3)
  5. Nursing – vacant
  6. Social Sciences – Elizabeth Gritter (in 2/3)
  7. Ex-Officio – Director, Library Services – Kate Moore
  8. Student
  9. Student

Nominating Committee (Senate President and two Senate-elected annually)

  1. Joe Wert, Faculty Senate President
  2. Rebecca Carlton
  3. Jan Fleischer

Research & Grants (2 year-school/dept. elected)

Members:

  1. Arts & Letters – Alexandra Sousa (in 2/2)
  2. Business – Patrick Lach (for Jared Law-Penrose in 2/2)
  3. Education – Alan Zollman (in 1/2)
  4. Library – Courtney Block (in 1/2)
  5. Natural Sciences – Victor Waingeh (in 2/2), Chair
  6. Nursing – Carla Hermann (in 1/2)
  7. Social Sciences – Sara Walsh (in 1/2)
  8. Ex-Officio – Dean for Research – Lisa Hoffman

Alternates:

  1. Arts & Letters – Yunmi Choi (in 2/2)
  2. Business – Saeed Tajdini (in 1/2)
  3. Education – Sumreen Asim (in 1/2)
  4. Library – Melanie Hughes (in 1/2)
  5. Natural Sciences – Kent Edmonds (in 2/2)
  6. Nursing – vacant
  7. Social Sciences – Sara Hare (in 1/2)

Senate Parliamentarian (Senate-elected annually)

  1. Michael Hutchins

Student Recruitment & Retention (3 year-nominated)

  1. Chad Snow (in 1/3)
  2. Tammy Voigt (in 1/3)
  3. Rebecca Carlton (in 2/3)
  4. Kok Cheow Yeoh (in 3/3)
  5. Suparna Mukhopadhyay (in 3/3)
  6. Heather Larson (in 3/3), Chair
  7. Aimee Adam (in 1/3)
  8. Ex-Officio – Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs – Donna Dahlgren
  9. Ex-Officio – Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs – Amanda Stonecipher
  10. Student
  11. Student

Study Abroad and Global Awareness (2 year-school/dept. elected)

  1. Arts & Letters – Yunmi Choi (in 2/2), Chair
  2. Business – Kathleen Arano (in 1/2)
  3. Education – Donna Albrecht (in 2/2)
  4. Library – Christopher Proctor (in 2/2)
  5. Natural Sciences – Suparna Mukhopadhyay (in 2/2)
  6. Nursing – Carla Hermann (in 2/2)
  7. Social Sciences – Veronica Medina (in 2/2)
  8. Academic Advising – Cassandra Davis (in 1/2)
  9. Ex-Officio – Co-Directors of SAGA – Valerie Scott & Anne Allen
  10. Ex-Officio – Faculty Diversity Coordinator, Academic Affairs – Sau Hou Chang
  11. Ex-Officio – Director of Recruitment and Admissions – Chris Crews

Sustainability Committee (2 year-school/dept. elected)

  1. Arts & Letters – Amy Zink (in 2/2)
  2. Business – Arun Srinivasan (in 2/2)
  3. Education – Bradford Griggs (in 2/2)
  4. Library – Christopher Proctor (in 2/2), Chair
  5. Natural Sciences – Todd Grote (in 2/2)
  6. Nursing – vacant
  7. Social Sciences – Aimee Adam (in 2/2)
  8. Ex-Officio – Executive Director of Facility Operations – Rob Poff
  9. Student

University Faculty Council Representatives

  1. Rebecca Carlton
  2. Bernadette Jessie

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